Pak polls: Ballot boxes missing, symbol goof-up in Karachi

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Karachi, May 11: Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city, witnessed disturbing sights on the day the country went to the historic polls. While a number of people were killed and several injured in a bomb blast on Saturday morning, voters complained from various parts of the city that there were no ballot boxes in many of the polling booths even after noon and that they had to return home without casting their ballots. Many people were still standing in the sun to exercise their democratic right.

Polling deadline extended till 6 pm across Pak, till 8 pm in seven Karachi constituencies

The election commission later extended the time for polling till 6 pm across the nation, said one report.

Major political parties of the country had requested the commission to extend the polling deadline as voting began late in several constituencies.

The commission has also extended voting deadline for seven constituencies in Karachi till 8pm.

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In one of the polling stations, the election symbol of the PML(N) was printed as a giraffe instead of the lion.

In another polling station in Karachi, the polling official reportedly told the voters that they couldn't cast their ballot and should return home.

Jamaat Islami reportedly withdrew all its candidates in Karachi and Hyderabad after accusing the Muttahida Qaumi Movement of rigging the elections.

Two persons were killed while many were injured in an explosion in a bus here later in the day.

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